Lilyfield House is a spatial assembly of internal and external rooms and volumes, opening to the light, to green spaces and rising to the district outlook. The rooms and platforms of the house pviot around a central atrium, integrating portions of a historic shop.
Accessible from only two sides and subject to acoustic constraints under a flight path, these 3-storey alterations and additions cater for family living and working from home. Accommodation includes two living areas, a large kitchen and dining area, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a home office, existing garage, carport and outbuilding.
A reduced materials palette of off-form concrete, black steel, plywood and bamboo flooring and historic fabric in white-set plaster, provides a generosity of space and light for a family of five within a limited budget.
Lilyfield House is effcient in its use of an inner city site. Its envelope re-uses existing fabric with gardens multiplied upwards and new additions designed to maximise environmental outcomes in their orientation, section, materials, envelope and lanscape. The house optimises passive heating and cooling and cross ventilation. Lilyfield House uses cutting edge renweable energy sources and high-efficiency European hydronic heating systems. Air-conditioning is not required.